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Reviews of Frienz.com Backpackers Accommodation Auckland

Hostel | 27-31 Victoria Street East, CBD, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

79.8% Overall Rating

124 out of 143 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/04/2014)

"great hostel, I stayed here twice. Big kitchen and dinning area, free internet computers, activities every nught. The rooms are big enough and well organized. I think there are too little showers, but I never had to…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.89

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.8%

Overall Rating

124 out of 143 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Frienz.com Backpackers Accommodation Auckland'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
84.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel had the best sercurity I've ever stayed in. Keycode to get into building, seperate one for each floor and key to room. The staff were friendly and very helpful. They helped me sort out tours, pick ups and gave me lots of helpful advice and tips for my trip. Thank you.

Disliked: Nothing, but film night Journey 2 was a bad choice!!!!

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 June 2012

Liked: Liked the lift, no stairs after the first floor Free internet was good, except that yahoo mail didn't work (the only reason I needed the net )

Disliked: Smokey smell permeated throughout. loads of mold and peeling paint on pretty much all walls and ceilings. Doonas andpillows are at LEAST 50 years old. Lumpy, sorely insufficient - had to wear 3 layers of clothing in bed. no heater in room, dark dingy and depressing atmosphere authoritarian signs that are an insult to anyone's basic intelligence. It' had distinct overtones of a concenttation camp no extra blankets ,

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Jensen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2012 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Everything you should expect from a hostel, with the added benefits of a very central location, welcoming common areas and a friendly staff.

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location for the price. Big dorm rooms, big kitchen and the staff were very friendly.

Disliked: Closing the kitchen at breakfast time for cleaning.

100.0%
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Christy Champoise

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 May 2012 Christy would recommend this property

Liked: comfort and friendly

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free lockers in room, assigned beds, secure building, floors and rooms. Free internet and if you pay for wifi it's actually fast!

Disliked: You sink to the middle of your bed which kinda sucks but they are still comfy.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, nice little courtyard and roof top terrace. Free internet, cool wallpaper and very secure with door codes to enter from street and also to each different floor.

Disliked: Too many posters up threatening that you will be punished for bad behaviour, we don't all behave like children although I appreciate some do!! And only 1 shower on the floor for many people, however this wasn't a problem when I stayed but I imagine it could get busy!!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Juergen Husch

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2012 Juergen would recommend this property

Liked: Just the friendliest staff you can imagine!! Great location in the city center close to everything you need, when you first arrive in Auckland! The kitchen facility is really good equiped and clean! Internet is free and there is a rooftop where you can see people doing the sky jump from the tower.

Disliked: Some plants would make the rooftop a really great hang out...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well equipped kitchen, free internet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice single room with minifridge, massive window! Very helpful staff.

Disliked: Free Internet doesn't include wifi and is so appallingly slow you're better off heading to the nearby cafe. The shower was dicey... Don't look up or you may wonder if you're about to plummet through the floor.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: decent place, free pc's for internet, a party place if u want that

Disliked: the beds and mattreses where simply shxx, no lockers

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

KAREN MACKAY

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

25 October 2011

Liked: It was cleaner than the reviews said it would be! The location is handy and a sociable living room. it looks better inside than it did outside. large rooms - not as claustrophic as a lot of hostels...

Disliked: the girls bathroom had only one shower on the entire floor - spent ages waiting. there were no lockers in the room for your valuables. the staff were rude. there were hobos sitting at the front entrance. you could put the door on the snip so you didnt need a key - this meant that the room was nearly always left unlocked. we came back and found an opportunist in someone elses bed because they were out... would only stay again if I couldnt find anything elsewhere....

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet very nice staff!!!

Disliked: beds are rubbish

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 October 2011

Liked: It was in a very central location It offered free Internet on the computers It was cheap

Disliked: It was smelly It was unclean The sheets were dirty The matresses were very poor

80.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good location, just a short walk to queenstreet or bus / ferries

Disliked: Wifi wasn´t free

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good central location, large dorm rooms, cheap, free internet, free city tours advertised which were decent

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Daniel Willis

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: left my hardrive in room but was able to collect it over a month later =) spacious dorm

Disliked: bathrrom floors not mopped proper

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, great atmosphere and free internet!

Disliked: nothing

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: people are nice...perfect location...

Disliked: no free wifi..bit expensive on rent..

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapest place I've found in Auckland without having to stay in a 10+ bed dorm.

Disliked: Somewhat cold, I don't think there was heat in the rooms but the duvets were good.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Christy Blake

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2011 Christy would recommend this property

Liked: good atmosphere, nightly activities

Disliked: ladies bathrooms on our floor were being worked on when we were there, long trip downstairs in the cold! this was a temporary issue though.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very central location, friendly staff

Disliked: no parking facilities, in case you come with a car forget it, because parking fees are almost as high as a one night stay - and you need to parks your car in a carpark in order to avoid theft.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2011

Liked: free internet, in the city centre

Disliked: too many stairs and no elevator, beds

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

04 March 2011

Liked: Just another hostel. Nothing spectacular really stands out.

Disliked: Crowded, and messy rooms. No free wifi (Free internet is misleading). Showers suck ass.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Max Graeser

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2011 Max would recommend this property

Liked: - excellent location (city center) - cheap

Disliked: - no soap in mens bathrooms (kinda disgusting!) - showers are in bad shape